Welcome to Wolds Nurseries & Pre-schools
Wolds Childcare – where we make learning child’s play!
We understand how difficult it is to leave your child in someone else’s care. Everyone at Wolds Childcare is extremely proud of the high-quality service we offer and as such we are confident that you will be delighted with the daycare your child receives.
The proprietor of Wolds Childcare Ltd is Karen Richards. Karen has over 25 years of teaching experience, working specifically with Early Years since 2005. Karen is passionate about Wolds Childcare and the service she provides, ensuring that every child is supported to ensure they are happy and self-assured, receiving a strong foundation before leaving nursery for pastures new.
We have settings at Normanton-on-the-Wolds, Stragglethorpe and Willow Brook Primary School, Keyworth. Wraparound care is also provided at a school in West Bridgford. Although all settings operate to the same uncompromisingly high standards, each one has its own unique atmosphere.
We are registered and approved with Ofsted to provide care and education for children aged between 6 weeks and 8 years. The standard of education being delivered at all levels of a child’s development is regulated by Ofsted through regular inspections.
Our aim is to provide a secure and homely environment for your child whilst maintaining a relaxed and happy family atmosphere where children feel comfortable and safe. We want to develop our children’s self-esteem and healthy living awareness to enable them to reach their full potential and be independent individuals.
Each day is planned to ensure that there are a variety of activities that are exciting, informative and fun! Our nurseries follow Government guidelines on the Early Years Foundation Stage. Activities are planned to be appropriate for each child’s age, abilities and learning needs, remaining flexible enough to accommodate spontaneous interest.
Operating a no screens policy ensures all children are using the resources around them to interact, create, develop and build social skills.
The nursery is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, National Day Nursery Association and receives support from Nottinghamshire local authority.
Contact us today for an organised, safe visit at any one of our provisions.
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Our 100k challenge in May is off to a good start, we are aiming to raise £1000 for the Footprints charity as inspired by the late, great Captain Sir Tom Moore. Older children should have their sponsor forms to share with friends and family and our Justgiving page...
This week Inventors are learning about the community we live in. The Swans started off by identifying the things we have in Normanton and Plumtree by using their ‘remembering skills’ and adding them to the map. With help from the Cygnets, they remembered the school...
Continuing our theme of our ‘community’, the Explorers have created their own houses using Duplo and paint to create prints . They played in the mud with farm animals, we then expanded this activity to an animal wash . We also used our fine motor skills to create a...
We cannot speak highly enough of The Wolds. Sadly, our little boy will not be returning to the nursery after lockdown due to his selfish parents moving house! But we wanted to say a huge thank you to every one of the incredible members staff at this lovely nursery. You are absolutely amazing. When we became parents, we looked at the cost of nurseries and, in honesty, worried about whether the expense was truly justified/worth it. Now that we have experienced The Wolds, we know that it was worth every penny. The progress our son made whilst at The Wolds was amazing and I know that your team is hugely responible for the lovely little boy that he has become. I won’t list all of the colleagues that have cared for him (for fear of missing someone out), but the ladies that looked after our Ben, most notably his key workers and Wendy, the wonderful chef that catered to his allergies in the early days, are people we’ll be thankful for forever. You are absolutely amazing at your jobs and I hope you feel proud of the positive influence you are having on the lives of so many young people (and that of their parents!). We are going to miss The Wolds and feel so sad that we didn’t get to say a proper goodbye to thank you for everything that you’ve done. If you’re a new parent and you’re reading this whilst trying to decide which nursery to send your child to - send them here. You won’t regret it. 😊
Our son has been so happy at The Wolds since he joined around 9 months old. He's now 2 years old and gets so much from being there 3 days a week. The staff are friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to make us all feel comfortable. Thank you Wolds!
I cannot praise Wolds Nursery enough! Since day one of our daughter starting at the nursery we have always felt relaxed and happy with leaving her with such lovely staff. The staff put the children first with healthy home cooked meals and snacks, outstanding development and of course having lots fun from messy play, baking to dancing. The outdoor space is perfect with fields and homemade obstacles, they take the children out to see local farm animals and to explore the wildlife, I have always been blown away by what our daughter as achieved at a youngayoung and this is all thanks to the amazing staff, I visited many nursery before this one and straight away I could tell this is a special place, no broken or dirty toys and such a bright happy environment, if you are looking at nurse you need to visit The Wolds Day Nursery you will not be disappointed!